New Surgery Now Open


Cossington House & London Road Surgeries will be relocating on:

Monday 22nd February 2021

Please rest assured the practice phone number, services and staff will remain the same.

Our new address is:

Canterbury Medical Practice

Ethelbert Road



Phone: 01227 763377 - 01227 463128

Practice Email Address:


All patients currently registered at Cossington House Surgery & London Road Surgery will be informed via text and/or letter.

Updates will also be placed on the practice website at:

If you have any feedback please do this in writing by email to:


Please do help us by not ringing the practice to discuss the move to our new premises as we need to keep the phone lines available for patient appointments and medical enquiries.

Due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic the doors will remain closed. Please only attend the practice if you have been invited by a clinician to a booked appointment.

Please use the doorbell and after confirming your appointment a staff member will let you in. Please ensure you are wearing a face mask or covering.

Please bear with us:

  • We will endeavour to ensure that the move runs smoothly and services remain as they are
  • As we make this transition and as the staff become accustomed to their new surroundings and procedures
  • We are moving all of our IT infrastructure and although we do not envisage any problems we ask for your patience and understanding if there are any unforeseeable problems that may occur
  • Give a little additional time when requesting your prescriptions for the next couple of weeks to enable the staff to process these


Please Note: Bridge Health Centre and Littlebourne Surgery will remain open


We are very excited to inform you that our new GP surgery at Ethelbert Road (adjacent to Kent & Canterbury Hospital) is on target to be ready in early February 2021.  We would like to thank our patients and our patient participation group with their support in the development of this surgery. Our new surgery will replace the outdated Cossington House Surgery & London Road Surgeries with a single state-of-the-art building.

Our new surgery will provide much needed additional capacity to help meet the needs of our city’s expanding population, provide an opportunity to extend the range of patient services available in the community and has been designed and built to meet the latest environmental standards. It will be fully CQC compliant with infection control and health & safety in line with national standards.

It will also be ultra-energy efficient, eco-friendly design with PV panels and LED throughout. There will be 12 consultation rooms, 3 nurse rooms and a enhanced treatment room.  

There are some other photos and plans on the microsite set up by Assura to keep everyone updated with progress, please visit

How Do I Get There?

There will be dedicated patient parking onsite which will be operated by number plate recognition technology. This will ensure there is parking for those visiting the surgery.

Alternatively, for those who wish to cycle there will be a bike rack near the entrance to the surgery.

Many of you walk now and you will be able to continue to do so. If the walk is a bit further than you can manage there are regular bus services (every 10 minutes) both from London Road and the corner of Old Dover Road and Nunnery Road.

Key Information For Patients

  • You will still see the same GPs, nurses and reception team 
  • The contact details for the practice will remain the same. 
  • Access to your regular GP will continue as before. 
  • Your registration with Canterbury Medical Practice will not change and your records will remain with us - you do not need to do anything. 
  • If you have an existing repeat prescription, this will continue to be issued as it is now, please request it in the way you would normally.

Construction Timeline

Please see below the exciting progress made in the development of our new surgery.

February, 2021: Surgery now open! 

Ethelbert Road Surgery opened to the public on the Monday 22nd February.


February, 2021: 

This is the proposed final design of the exterior of the building. 

October, 2020:

The exterior is nearly complete 

May, 2020:

Work has now recommenced thanks to the efforts of Jenner. The team are working to current safe operating guidance for the industry.

March, 2020: 

With the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic the  decision was made to close all live constructions as of 25th March, 2020.

January, 2020:

December, 2019:

November, 2019:

Initial work starts  to prepare the ground for construction.













This is how the reception area will look in the new surgery.














Building work inside is progressing nicely.

The site is progressing well with the roof structure well underway. The brick layers are due to start imminently.

Work has progressed well this month. The steel frame is complete with the exception of the lift pit. Ground floor construction has commenced along with screeding to the 1st floor


Drone footage shows work begining to commence on the site. With the ground work being prepared in order for the steel structures to be installed. 

The boards are place around the new surgery to show what the future surgery will look like. 

July, 2019:

Building work has commenced on a brand new and innovative medical This was attended by the then Lord & Lady Mayoress Terry and Sue Wesgate; Canterbury Council Chief Executive Colin Carmichael, EKHUFT Chief Executive Susan Acott; CCG Managing Director Caroline Selkirk and was then Senior Partner Dr Lloyd-Hughes.centre with a silver spade ceremony taking place.


Please see here for a list of our latest FAQs. 

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Published: Jul 21, 2019

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